Summer Internships, Grand Teton National Park

Job Title: Human Dimensions of Resources and Vegetation Ecology and Restoration

Organization: Grand Teton National Park 

Human Dimensions of Resources Position Overview: Mormon Row Historic District was settled in the late 1890s by Mormons from the Salt Lake area. 27 homesteads were included in this area, and the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Some buildings from the original homesteads still stand today and remain an attraction for visitors to view and photograph. However, there is limited information on the amounts and distribution of visitor use to the Mormon Row Historic District. Thus, Grand Teton NP seeks an intern to assist in a project that aims to:

  • Collect information on the amount and distribution of visitor use at Mormon Row
  • Collect information on visitor behaviors and number of people at one time at key locations
  • Manage data and compile datasets that are ready for analysis 
  • Prepare a preliminary summary of key findings

The intern should have a background in human dimensions of natural resources, social science, or a related field, and an interest in cultural and historic resources. To successfully pursue the objectives of this internship, the intern should be self-motivated and enjoy working independently and safely, but also function well in a team. For more information or to apply, email jennifer_newton@nps.gov

Vegetation Ecology and Restoration Position Overview: Grand Teton’s Branch of Vegetation Ecology and Management is seeking an intern in the summer of 2022 to assist with monitoring and data collection in support of park revegetation projects and a large-scale sagebrush steppe restoration project, to include: 

  • Collecting vegetation data in intact and restored sagebrush plant communities, identifying plants to species
  • Conducting photo-monitoring of restoration and revegetation sites
  • Managing data collected, compiling into master datasets ready for analysis
  • Preparing preliminary summaries of findings.

The position is best suited for an intern with a background in plant identification and ecology, and an interest in land management or ecological restoration. The successful candidate must be able to work all day in heat and sun for multiple days at a time; work independently or in a team; and be detail oriented. The intern will most often be paired with an experienced technician when conducting field work. For more information or to apply, email erik_kramer@nps.gov

Qualifications: ALL applicants must be U.S. citizens, a student in the spring or summer 2022 semesters and be continuing in an academic program during fall 2022. Applicants should be able to work independently once provided direction and training. A current driver’s license and good driving record are also necessary. Housing for these (8- to 10-week) positions will be provided at the University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center at the historic AMK Ranch on the shore of Jackson Lake in view of the beautiful Teton Range.

Start/End Dates: Flexible but are expected to be between late-May and early September.

Salary/Pay: $7.25 an hour

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM (MST) on March 1

How to Apply: Interested students should submit a resume, names and contact information for three references, their expected graduation date, and a short statement of interest and skills related to the internship(s) with Grand Teton National Park via email to the appropriate contact listed above.